Wiz Khalifa is a prestigious American songwriter, rapper, singer, and actor. He was named Cameron Jibril Thomaz at the time of birth but later broke all the fame records by his stage name ‘Wiz Khalifa’. The passionate rapper launched his debut studio album titled ‘Show and Prove’ on Sep 5, 2016. After seeing the matchless success of his first collection of songs, he signed a contract with Warner Brothers Records in 2007. The athletic star rolled out his single ‘Say Yeah’ in 2008, which became the top-charting number in no time. It won’t be wrong if we declare that song as his first success as a professional musician.
Jibril couldn’t go long way with Warner Brothers and parted his ways with the record label before the launch of his second studio album. On Nov 24, 2009, he rolled out his 2nd music album ‘Deal or No Deal’. This was a good commercial success at that time. The rapper released his mixtape titled ‘Kush and Orange Juice’ on Apr 14, 2010 and subsequently went into a contract with Atlantic Music Records. Khalifa garnered critical acclaim through his single ‘Black and Yellow’, which got released under the new record label and peaked at the first spot on US Billboard Hot 100.
Thomaz launched his third studio album ‘Rolling Papers’ with Atlantic Records on Mar 28, 2011. This was his debut release with the new record label. The amazing guy belongs to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States. The number of prominent awards that Wiz has received to date is innumerable. He has made an exclusive identity in the American music industry as a hip-hop artist. Khalifa has been releasing back to back hits since 2005, when he first stepped into this field of life.
Who are Wiz Khalifa’s Parents?
Wiz was born on Sep 8, 1987, in Minot, North Dakota. Parents of the lovely boy were serving in the US military at that time. Father of the talented artist named him Cameron Jibril Thomaz, but he attracted the world by his stage moniker Wiz Khalifa. He was just three years of age when his parents parted their ways by divorcing each other. It wasn’t an easy thing for the little champ to experience at a young age. However, he suffered from the dilemma by getting the ultimate support from mother. Military services of his parents caused him to become a Military brat. That’s why he frequently moved with his parents.
Khalifa, alongside his parents, lived in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom before start living in Pittsburgh with his beloved mom. He went to attend the Taylor Allderdice School in 1996. Soon after settling in Pittsburgh, the young Khalifa began to sing his self-written lyrics. He got attracted to singers and made his mind to become a rapper one day. His stage name Wiz Khalifa means ‘Wisdom’ and ‘the successor’. He got this name at a young age because of the extraordinary talent that the young guy had during childhood. He also mentioned in an interview that his grandfather, who was a Muslim, gave him that beautiful name. He received a tattoo with the stage name on his seventeenth birthday.
Wiz was just 15 years of age when he started to record music on a regular basis. The name of the studio where he recorded all those initial songs was I.D. Labs. The reason why he got the opportunity to record there was his wisdom and amazing singing talent. Studio’s management was literally impressed by the kind of talent Wiz showed to them in his teenage. They provided permission to record free of charge. That’s why Khalifa didn’t have to struggle to record his initial music sessions. He received a big exposure at a young age, unlike many other hip-hop artists.
He has launched some of the most outstanding musical albums to date. His first release was ‘Show and Prove’ which got released in 2006. It contained very exciting tracks that added more to his global fame. On Nov 24, 2009, Wiz released his 2nd studio album under the heading ‘Deal or No Deal’. The iHipHop Distribution and Rostrum Records made this launch possible in collaboration with I.D. Labs. On March 28, 2011, the globally renowned artist rolled out the third studio album with the caption ‘Rolling Papers’.
Khalifa released a collaborative soundtrack in association with Snoop Dogg on Dec 13, 2011. The title of the soundtrack was Mac & Devin Go to High School and it became popular everywhere in the United States. Fans of both stars really loved this mutual singing effort and showed a willingness to see them together again in the future. Name of the 4th studio album of Wiz is O.N.I.F.C, which got released on Dec 4, 2012 by Rostrum Records and Atlantic Records. On Aug 19, 2014, the fourth studio album of the famous American rapper got released by Atlantic Records and Rostrum Records. This particular album featured guest appearances from renowned celebrities from the American showbiz world.
Wiz released the 5th studio album under the title ‘Blacc Hollywood’ on Aug 19, 2014. It also included guest appearances from Ghost Loft, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Chevy Woods, Currensy, and Project Pat. On July 13, 2018, the skilled artist rolled out his sixth musical effort in form a full-fledged album ‘Rolling Papers 2’. This was a sequel to his previous album ‘The Rolling Papers’.
Who is Wiz Khalifa's Wife?
Khalifa attracted many gorgeous women from the showbiz world. He has been in news and gossips for being in alleged relationships. However, he often showed reluctance to talk about these issues in front of the media. He dated Amber Rose at the beginning of 2011. Both of them had a great love for each other and decided to tie the wedding knot. After their engagement on March 1, 2012, the beautiful couple married each other on July 8, 2013.
Does Wiz Khalifa Have a Kid?
The duo has been blessed with a handsome baby boy named ‘Sebastian Taylor’, who was born in 2013. Irreconcilable differences caused this couple to part their ways on Sep 24, 2014. They have a joint-custody of their beloved son. Taylor loves spending time with his father and mother.
How much is Wiz Khalifa's Net Worth?
Wiz Khalifa is one of the most influential rap artists from the United States. He has made his name appear in the top 100 successful artists on the US Billboard. According to the recent estimations, Khalifa owns a total net worth of $45 Million.